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Sixth Session of the IPBES Plenary


The sixth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) took place in Medellin, Colombia March 17-24, 2019. Hashtag: #IPBES6

The opening ceremony included livestreaming video: webcast-ipbes6-stakeholders

IPBES is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.

Key Links


  • How can remote allies, friends, journalists and others participate in #IPBES6? = ¿Cómo pueden los aliados, amigos, periodistas y otras personas participar en forma lejana (remote participation) #IPBES6?
  • Who can we follow on Twitter?
  • Is there live and recorded video?
  • Are the presentations and publications online?
  • Are any of the biodiversity materials available with open access licenses?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Colombia?

Stakeholder Day
The Stakeholder Day provides an opportunity for a wide range of interested organizations and individuals to receive updates about the IPBES process, work program and to discuss their engagement with IPBES through an informal exchange of views on specific aspects of the Plenary session agendas. It will also provide a forum for stakeholders to raise specific comments about the five IPBES assessments being negotiated by member States.

Read more: https://www.ipbes.net/stakeholder-day
Read the primers: https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes-6-primers

The working language of the IPBES secretariat is English, although every effort will be made to translate and interpret #IPBES6 communications in Spanish as well.

Social Media Policy
All members, observers, stakeholders and staff are cordially reminded that the discussions and negotiations at #IPBES6 are closed to the public (with the exception of the official opening ceremony and the media launches of the five assessment reports).

With this in mind, please remember that no information should be shared about the content of the deliberations of either the Plenary or the various contact groups. The specific substance, findings and policy options of the draft assessment reports are confidential and should also please not be shared.

Social media updates and posts should please be restricted to process and highlighting the aims and significance of the deliberations – no photos should please be shared of any onscreen content or negotiating texts, and no attributions should please be made of any content to any specific participant, delegation or grouping.

Social Media Protocol



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